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PROCEEDINGS 

(OF THE 




ANCIENT irORK MASONS 

NORTH CAROLINA, 



DECEMBER, A. L. 5830 




RALEIGH^ 



?aiIS:TEI> BY LAWRENCE & lEltTiT 

Printers to the Stat-, 



anrnm LODa£: of m^ohth carozina, 

Friday evening, Deceinher 29ihf L. 58£6. 

At a Grand Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of North- 
Carolina: 

PRESENT, 

M. W. HUTCHINS G. BURTON, G. Master. 
U. W. GEORGE E. SPRUrLL, S. G. Warden. 

LOUIS D. WILSON, J. G. Warden. 

WM. H. HUNTER, G Treasurer, P. T. 

ALEX. J. LAWRENCE. G. Secretary. 

JOHN C. STEDMAN, D. G. Secretary. 

SAMUEL F. PATTERSON, G. S. Deacon. 

JOHN E. LEWIS, G. J. Deacon, P. T. 

JOHN T. C. WIATT, G. Steward & Tyler. 

PAST OFnCERS. 

M. W. ROBERT STRANGE, P. G. Master. 

R. W. RICHARD D. SPAIGHT, P. S. G. Warden. 

EEPRESENTATIVES. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 1, Bros. Jos. A. Hill and W. W.Jones. 
Royal H'liite Heart, No. 9,, Bros. Anthony A. Wyche, Geo. E. SpruiU 

and Robert Potter. 
Saint John, No. 3, Bro. Richard D. Spaight. 
Dame, No. 39, Bro. James G. Mhoon. 

Liberty, No. 45, Bros. Saml- F. Patterson and Montford Stokes. 
Hall, No. 53, Bros. W. D. Barnard and Thos. Dozier. 
Concord, No. 58, Bro. Louis D. Wilson. 
Scotland Neck, No. 68, Bros. Geo. E. Spruill. 
.Eagle, N'o. 71, Bros. John Scott and Wm. Montgomery. 
IVidoiv^s Son, No. 75, Bros. W. D. Barnard and Wm. Boylan. 
Fellowship, No. 84, Bro. James H. Smith. 
Enfield, No. 88, Bros. Geo. E. Spruill and A. A. Wyche. 
Eastern, No. 89, Bros. Jos. H. Pool and Wm. J. Hardy. 
fFcstcrn Star, No. 91, Bros. D. L. Swain, Wm. Richardson, and John 
Carson. 

VISITORS. 

Brethren Thomas Lambert, Wm H. Haywood, jr. Otway Burns,' 
John Saintclair, Charles Edwards, Marshall Dickinson and John B. Tate. 
The Grand Lodge was opened in ample form. 
On motion, the followino- committees were appointed, viz. 

On Charters — l^ros. Robert Strange, Geo. E. Spruill, Louis D. Wilson, John E. 
Lewis and Jesse Speight. 

On Communications from Grand Lodges — Bros. Richard D. Spaight, David L.Swain 
and Win. Montgomery. 

On JMiscellaneous Coinmuidcations — Bros. Joseph A. Hill, Will. H. Hunter and John 
■R, Lewis. 

Or- '7' ' " ,. ^cro7<?7,'s— Samuel F, Patterson. James G. Mhoon, JohnC, Stednian. 



Bro. Geo. E. Spruill presented a petition from JostqiSi Warren Luis^e^ 
>5tantonsburg, and Bro. L. D. Wilson^ the .petition of Mount Moriah, 
Edgecombe, prajing for charters; whicli were referred to the committee 
on charters. 

No further business coming before the Grand Lodge, it was adjourned, 
until Tuesday evening next, at 6 o'clock. 

ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G. Secretary, 



Tuesday evening,) January 2, A. L. 5837 
The Grand Lodge convened pursuant to adjournment. 

PRESENT, 

M. W. GEORGE E. SPRUILL, G. Master P. T. 
H. W. JAMES G. xMHOON, S. G. Warden P.T. 

JOSEPH. IL POOL, J. G. W arden P. T, 

WM H. HUNtER. G. Treasurer P. T. 

ALEX. a. LAWRENCE, G Secretary. 

JOHN C. STEDM AN, D. G. Secretary. 

SAMUEL F. PATTERSON, G. S. Deacon. 

W. D. BARNARD, G. J. Deacon, P. T. 

J. T. C. WIATT, G. Steward & Tyler. 

PAST OFFICERS. 

M. W. ROBERT STRANGE, P. G. Master. 

B. W. RICHARD D. SPAIGKT, P. S. G. Warden. 

ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIVES. 

Phoenix, No. 8, Bro. Colin M'lver. 

Jlirum, No. 40, Bros. H. M. Miller, Wm. H. Hunter & J. G. Marshall. 
Perseverance, iVb. 59, Bros. Wm. J. Armistead and Wm. A. Bozman. 
Mornins^ ^iar, No. 85, Bro. Joseph Arrington. 
Line, No. 87, Bro. Wm. K. Frederick. 

The proceedings of the last meeting were read and approved. 

On motion of Bro, Hardy, the committee appointed at the last annu- 
al Communication to receive the Jewels, 1^'urniture, &c. of Camden 
Lodge, ^o. 63, were discharged. 

The committee appointed at the last meeting to examine the accounts 
of the Grand Treasurer, made the following Report, which was con- 
curred in: 

The committee appointed at the last meeting to settle with the Grand 
Treasurer, have performed that duty, and respectfully Report: 

That since the 6th day of December, 1825, the date of the last set- 
tlement, we find that he has received (including the sum of S126 13 
which remained in his hands at that time) the aggregate sum of six 
hundred and forty one dollars and thirteen cents, §641 13 

Out of which he has disbursed, as per satisfactory vouchers 
shewn, the sum of two hundred and forty dollars and six- 
ty-five cents, 240 65 



8400 48 

Leaving a balance in his hands on the 24th of April last, (the date 
of the last receipt,) of four hundred dollars and forty eight cents, subt 



_('3ct to tliefaturo (iisposition of the liodge. — Leaving tiie receipts of the 
present session to def lay its expenditures, which it is presumed will be 
more than suflicienr for that purpose. 

All of which is most respectfully submitted. 

S. F. PATTERSON, 
JAMEB G. MIIOON, 
J. C. STKDMAN. 

January 2, IS'27. 

A communication from William Lyon, respecting the working of 
Eastern Lodiie, No. 89, was read. Ordered that a committee, consist- 
ino- of the Worshipful Masters, ISenior and Junior Wardens of Albe- 
marie, llall, and Widow's Son Lodges, be appointed to inquire into 
the subject of the above mentioned communication, and report to the 
Grand Lodge at its next Grand Annual Communication. It was fur- 
ther ordered, that the said- committee be instructed to make inquiry re- 
specting the JeweU, Furniture, &c. which were, by order of the Grand 
Lodge, dtilivered to the officers of Eastern Lodge, and report to the 
next annual Communication. 

The committee on Charters made a Report, recommending that Char- 
lers be granted to Joseph fVarren Lodge, Stantonsburg, and Mount 
Moriah Lodge, Edgecombe county; which was concurred in. 

On motion of Bro. Samuel F. Patterson, it was 

Jiesolved, That llie (irand Treasm-er be mitliorised, and he is hereby directed, to 
invest all the disposable funds of the Grand Lodge in the purchase of Bank Stock iu 
sorie one of tiie Jianks of this State; provided the same can be procured at its par value. 

No further business appearing, the Grand Lodge adjourned until 
Friday evening next, at half past 6 o'clock. 

ALEX. X. LAWRENCE, G. Secretary. 



* Friday evening, January 5, L. 

I^he Grand Lodge convened pursuant to adjournment, 

PRESENT,. 

M. W. HUTCHINS G. BURTON, G, Master, 
R. W. GEORGE E. SPRUILjL, S. G. Warden, 
LOUIS D. WILSON, J. G. Warden. 
WM. H. HUNTER, G. Treasurer P. T. 
• ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G.-Secretary. 
- JOHN C. STEDMAN, D. G. Secretary. 
SAML. F. PATTERSON, G. S. Deacon. 
JESSE SPEIGHT G.J. Deacon P. T. 
RICHARD W. ASH TON, G. Steward &. Tyler P. T. 

PAST OFFICERS. 

M. W. ROBERT STRANGE, Past G. ^Master. 
JAMES IREDELL, Past D. G. Master. 
RICHARD D. SPAIGHT, Past S. G. Wardrn. 



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ADDITIONAL REPRESENTAllVEr' 

Golden Fleece ^ No. 74, Bi o. John E. Lewis. 
Taylor, No. 69, Bro. Richard D. Spaight. 
Albemarle, No 77, Bro. James Iredell. 

Brp. John E. Lewis, from the committee on Miscellaneous Commiiiu 
cations, reported that it was the opinion of the committee ti:at the peti- 
tion of Thomas Roberts, praying to be reinstated to the rights and pri 
vileges of Masonry, should be submitted to the Gi and Lodge for their 
consideration. The said petition and accompanying papers were ac- 
cordingly rea(^, and, on motion, laid on the table. 

It was then, on motion of Bro. Colin M'Iver» 

jResolved, That, while this Grand Lodge are at all times disposed to correct any irre- 
gularity into which any subordinate Lodge may have fallen, in the exercise of (lii>cipline.. 
and to secure to every brother under their jurisdiction, his just rights; yet, inasmuch as 
the memorialist himself admits that he has been guilty of a breach of morality, which wc 
cannot contemplate without disapprobation, and for v/hicli iie has made no profession of 
penitence, it is, therefore, in the opionion of this Grand Lodge, highly ijiexpe lient to 
grant to the said memoralist any relief, until the Lodge to which he ])ropei ly belongs 
shall regularly decide his case, and until it shall come before this Grand Lodge regal ufly. 
either in the form of an appeal from the decision of, or as a reference from the sasd Lodge. 
And it is, moreover, the opinion of this Grand Lodge, that a subordinate Lodge has full 
power to restore a suspended or expelled member, on such evidence of penitence andrc- 
lormation, as to them may appear satisfactory. 

Resoived, further. That the Grand Secretary be requested to furnish the petitioner 
with an attested copy of the above resolution. 

Bro. Richard D. Spaight, from the committee on Foreign Communi- 
cations, reported that, on examination of the several comiuuiiications 
received from foreign Grand Lodges since the last annual Grand Com - 
munication, nothing appeared of sufficient importance for the considera- 
tion of this Grand Lodge. 

On motion of Bro. \Vm. I. Hardy, 

Ordered, that Bros. Samuel Matthews, Isaac N. Lamb and Charles 
R. Kenny, be appointed a committee to investigate the proceedings of 
"Williams Lodge, No. 66, in Currituck county, and report, as soon as it 
shall be expedient, to the M. W. Grand xMaster; and that the proceed- 
ings of said Lodge be suspended until further directions from the M. 
"W. Grand Master; and, also, that the Grand Secretary furnish the above 
committee with a copy of this order. 

The Grand Lodge then proceeded to the election of Grand Officers 
for the ensuing year, when the following brethren were re-elected: 

M. W. HuTCHiNs G. Burton, Grand Master; 

R. W. George E. Spruili., S. G. Warden; 
Louis D. Wilson, J. G. Warden; 
Benj. a. Barham, G. Treasurer; and 
Alex. J. Lawrence, G. Secretary. 

On motion, Brethren Jesse Speight, Richard D. Spaight and Henry 
M. Miller were appointed a committee to wait on the M. W. Past 
Grand Master Robert Strange, and request his attendance on Wednes- 
day evening next, for the purpose of installing the Grand Officers elect. 

Nothing further appearing, the Grand Lodge adjourned until Wed- 
nesday evemng, the 18th instant, at 7 o'clock. 

ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G, Secretary, 



TFednesday evening', January 18, L. 5827'. 
i'tie Grand Lodge convened pursuant to adjournmtnt. 

PRESENT, 

M. W. JOHN L. TAYLOR, P. G. Master. 

liUTCHlNS G. BURTON, G. Master elecf . 
R, W. JOHN E. LEWIS, S. G. Warden P, T. 

LOUrS D. WILSON, J. G. Warden elect. 
JOHN C. STEDMAN, D. G. Secretary. 
JESSE SPEIGHT, G. S. Deacon P. T. 
C. D. LEHMAN, O.J. Deacon P. T. 
J. T. C. WIATT, G. Steward and Tyler. 

ADDITIONAL HEPRESENTATIVES. 

King Solomon Lodge y No. 56, Bros.Exuui Hollimon and Saml. Calvert. 
Lafayette Lodge, JSo. 86, Bro. Charles A. Hill. 

The Grand Officers elect for the ensuinj^ year were installed by the 
M. W. P. G. Master John L. Taylor in ample form. 

On motion, Bros. John L. Ta} lor, Louis D. Wilson and John E. Lew- 
is were appointed a committee, to inquire into the state of the Jewels 
of the Grand Lodoe, and, if necessary, to procure new ones. The said 
commirtee were instructed to make inquiry relative to the proper cloth- 
ing which should be worn by the Officers and Members of this Grand 
Lodge, and to inquire, also, into the propriety of purchasing a Chande- 
lier for the use of the Grand Lodge, and report at the next Grand An - 
nual Communication. 

The M. W. G. Master was pleased to make the following appoint 
ments for the ensuing year: 

M. W. FRANCIS L. HAWKS. D.G. Master, 
H. W. JOSEPH CALDWELL,^ 

WM. M. GREEN, In c^u \ - 

WM. J. NEWBORN, Chaplains. 

ROBERT T. DANIEL, 

JOHN E. LEWIS, 1 

WM. H. HAYWOOD.jr. 

JOSEPH R. LLOYD, 

EDMUND B. FREEMAN, ^ . 

JESSE SPEIGHT, f^' -^^eciu.eib. 

WM. DAVIDSON, 

GID'N C. MARCHANT, | 

E. ARNOLD, J 

SAMUEL F. PATTERSON, G. S. Deacon. 

WM. H. HUNTER, G. J. Deacon. 

EDWARD W\4RD, G. Marshal. 

RICHARD D. SPAIGHT, G. Sword Bearer. 

JAMES G. MHOON, G. Pursuviant. 

JOHN T. C. WIATT, G. Steward and Tyler. 
The work being finished, the Grand Lodge was closed in ample form 
until the next Grand Annual Communication. 

A[.,EX. J. LAWRENCE, G, Secretary. 



Friday Jlfternoon, January 26, Jl. L. 58;i7. 

Pursuant to an order of the M. W. Grand Master, tlie Grand Lodge-, 
convened, for the purpose of attending the funeral of Brother Leonard 
Martin, a Member of the General Assembly from Hertford county. 

TRESENT, 

M. W. HUTCHINS G. BURTON, G. Master* 

JOHN L. TAYLOk, P. G. Master. 
H. W. GEORGE E. SPRUiLL, S. G. Warden. 
LOUIS D. WILSON, J. G. Warden. 
WM. ROBARDS, G. Treasurer P. T. 
ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G. Secretary. 
JOHN C. STEDMAN,D, G. Secretary. 
.TESSE SPEIGHT, G. xMarshal P. T. 
JAMES G. MHOON. G. Sword Bcarei: P. T. 
SAMUEL F. PATTERSON, G. S. Deacon. 
JOHN E. LEWIS, G. J. Deacon. 
JOHN T. C. WIATT, G. Steward & Tyler. 
The Representatives from the subordinate Lodges and many visitin-^ 
Brethren were also present. 

The Grand Lodge was opened in am [>le form, and a procession formed, 
which proceeded to the Methodist Churth, where divine service was 
performed over the body of the dece<ised Brother by the Rev. Mr. Charl- 
ton. After which, the procession resumed its. march for the burying 
o-round, and after intering the remains with the usual solemnities, re- 
turned to the Hall. 

On motion of Bro. Joseph H. Bryan, it was 

Ussolved, That the Ofiicers an'llMciijb'Ts oi tUis Grand Lodger, as a testimony of tlic 
respect they entertain for tlte memory of tlicir deceased ii'j<'nd and Brother, Lt^ONAIiLk 
MARTIN, wear the usual bad^-es of moui-uiiip,- for thirty flays. 

Besolred further, Tlm^X]\(i G\"mi\ Secretary request tlie editors of this place to pub- 
lish the above resolution in their r«\spective papers. 

The Grand Lodge was then closed in ample form until the next Grand 
\nnual Communication, unless specially convened. 

ALEX. J. LAWRENCE, G. Secretary. 



LIST OF LODGES 

Vnder the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of iV. Carolina, 182?'. 

St. John's, No. 1, Wilmington. 

lioyal White Heart, 2, Halifux.- 

St .loliii, I'sc\- 1. em. 

■Phceui.v, H, Faycttcvillc. 

Joluistoii Caswell, 10, Warreutou. 

W\asi\in|i-ton, 15, Jjeaufoil county, 

Aniericaii George, 17, Murtrcesboroug-h. 

]Iirani, '24, 'WilliamsborougU. 

Phalanx, 31, Charlotte. 

Freeland, 33, MoMan. 

Davie 39, Bertie. 

Ifiram, 40, ]ialci-!i. 

LiljcrLv, 4;!, Wjlkosljorougli, 

Hall,." 53, Cuivituck. 

Cuaui)v.ity, 54, J'vlcnton. 

"^ving- Solomon, ..56, Northampton. 

("oncord, 58, Tarliorough, 

i'crseverance, . .59, Plyn\oath. 

Union, u'i, ^Vaynesboroiigh. 

Camden, 03, JoneKborough. 

JCilwinning, Gi, Vv'adesborongh, 

William li. Davie, (}5, l /exin.gton. 

\Villiams, 66, Currituck. 

Scotland Neck, . . . > 68, Halifax. 

Taylor, G'J , R er.utbrt. 

John L. Taylor, 70, ('iirrituck. 

Eagle, 71 , Hillsborough. 

Western Sun, .72, Wake. 

iJlakely, 73, Franklin. 

Colden Fleece, 74, ]\Iilton. 

Wi{Io\r's Son, 75, Catndcn. 

Greensborough, 76, Cuilford. 

Albemarle, 77, Hertford. 

Sharon, . . .78, Creenvillc. 

Charity, 78, Wind sor. 

University, SO, Chapel WM 

NZion, 81, Trenton. 

jNIouiit Moriah, 82, Statesville. 

Lafayette, . .83, Onslow C. II. 

Fellowship, 84, Smithfield. 

Morning Star, 85, Nashville. 

Lafayette, 86, Louisburg. 

Line, 8/, Duplin Old C. IL 

Enfield, ; 88, Enfield. 

Eastern, 89, Elizabeth City. 

Skewarkee, 90, William ston.' 

Western Star, 91, Kuthei-fordtcn. 

Joseph Warren, 92, Stantonsbiu g. 

Mount iMoriah, 93, Edgeoomber 

Franklin, (by dispensHtion, ) Hyde. 

Jerusalem, do. Snow Kill. 

St. John's, do. Kinston. 



List of ExpuJsioJis and Suwensionsfor 18£6. 
EXPELLEE>, 
By Hall Lodge, No. 53, Jacob Dozier. 
By Widow's Son Lodc:e, No. 75, Abner Forbes. 

SUSPENDED, 
By St. John's Lodge, No. 1, Laurel G. Pignalclli 
By Fastern Lodge ,"No, 89, Williom Lyon," 




A F0113I, 

Wlierehy the subordinate Lodges are required to make their annual He 
turns to the Grand Lodge. 

URN of the Officers and Members of Ijodtre, No. — , lield at ■ 

1^ (Charter or Dispensation, as the case may lie) iVoai the AI. W. Grand Lodge of N. 
Carolina; together with a statement of tlie Adiiussions, Initiations, Passings, Raisings, 
iVithdrawals, Deaths, Suspensions, Expiiisions, and Rejections, Avhichiiave taken pluc 
n said Lodge, from , A. L. — ^, to , A . L. , 



Members' Names. 


Rank. 


Officers. 






Mivtei-. 






S. Warden. 






•T. Warden. 






Treasure)-. 






Secretary. 






S. Deacon. 






J. Deacon. 






Stcv.ard. 






Tvier. 



Admitted. Initiated, 



Passed. Raised. A\ ithdrav^ n [Died. 



Suspended. Expelled Rejected 



ATTEST. 



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